Year Five

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back after our lovely Christmas break! We hope you all had a restful Christmas holiday and wish you all a very happy and healthy new year. We would like to thank you all for your very generous gifts and warm wishes.

Thank you for all your support last term with your child’s learning at home. Please continue to support your child’s learning by making sure your child is on time and dressed appropriately for school. This term PE will mostly be carried out within the school hall due to the cold weather however there may be times when your child will be outside. Please ensure your children are prepared by sending in the school’s winter tracksuit. Thank you to parents who have already sent these in.

Reading remains paramount to your child’s education. We ask children to read to an adult daily, and for them to ensure homework is handed in on a Wednesday of each week, with a signature to confirm it has been checked by an adult at home. Please check the children’s spellings are accurate in their homework books.

During Mathematics this term, we will be looking at multiplication and division as well as fractions and decimals later in the term. Times tables must be continually reinforced at home to develop fluency and confidence. You will see a focus of this in your child homework.

During our English lessons this term, we will continue reading ‘There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’ The children are thoroughly enjoying this text so far and we are looking forward to seeing more of their fantastic writing! Children are being increasingly encouraged to write at length using higher level punctuation and vocabulary (including relative and subordinate clauses to add detail; commas, semi-colons and brackets).

In Religious Education this term, we will be following ‘The Way, The Truth, and The Life’ series and focusing on Inspirational People.

In Science this term, students will be studying ‘Forces’. We are looking forward to our Year 5 trip to The Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

Finally thank you for everything you already do to support us with your child’s learning and wellbeing. It really does make a difference! Please do make a call through the office or catch us at the end of the day if you have any questions or require any support with your child’s learning in the meantime.

If you have any queries or need to get in contact with us, please send an email to the address below:

School email:


Yours sincerely,



Year 5 Class Teachers